Body Contouring Surgeries: The Thigh Lift
If you’ve never heard of a thigh lift, you may be wondering who would get such a procedure! A thigh lift is most often performed on patients who have excess skin and/or fat around the thighs. Often, this skin sags making it almost impossible for these patients to find clothes that fit them comfortably. It can also cause a lot of irritation. These patients may have excess skin or fat around the thighs due to their genetics, or as a result of excessive weight loss. For many, after losing weight what may remain is loose excess skin that hangs down to their knees. Fortunately, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar’s meticulously refined body contouring techniques have allowed for many of his patients to achieve the results and thighs they’ve always dreamed of.
Rejuvenation of the thighs typically involves reducing the appearance of unwanted excess skin and fat — a combination of skin removal surgery and liposuction to give the appearance of a slimmer, firmer-looking thigh. Removing the excess tissue does improve the contour of the inner thighs. Because each patient is unique, their bodies and their procedure will need to be tailored to achieve the best results for them. That means that one patient may have different scar placement than the other. For patients who require more skin and fat to be removed, the incision may need to be placed along the inside of the thigh down to the knee. For less severe cases, an incision is made at the top of the thigh by the groin.
Utilizing the latest and safest technology, Dr. Adibfar can apply liposuction to any unwanted fat. Once any redundant tissue is removed, he can then pull the remaining skin up — along with any major underlying tissues — and secure them for a slimmer thigh and smoother leg and contour. The way the patient’s tissues are removed (and the amount) is incredibly important. Dr. Adibfar makes certain to remove a sufficient amount while leaving enough to best suit the patient’s bodily proportions while allowing Dr. Adibfar to more easily contour the remaining skin and tissue for a smoother silhouette. This improved contour allows for patients to experience less friction and irritation after a full recovery, as well as allows them to feel more comfortable in pants, shorts, and bathing suits.
Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar has years of successful experience individualizing his procedures and consultations to his patients and their genetics, anatomy, desires, goals, and needs. While a thigh lift does sound fairly straightforward, it is vitally important you select a surgeon with ample experience with this surgery. A poorly performed procedure by an inexperienced surgeon can result in issues affecting a female patient’s vagina, as well as can make the legs appear asymmetrical, lumpy, and/or poorly contoured. An experienced surgeon will tailor his or her procedure and techniques according to your body, and to offer you the best possible, natural-looking results. A thigh lift may also work well combined with complementary procedures such as an abdominoplasty, body lift, and more!
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